Dental Implants MississaugaDental implants are an increasingly popular alternative to traditional bridges and dentures for the replacement of missing teeth. With good oral hygiene and routine checkups at our Mississauga office, your new teeth can last for the rest of your life.
What are dental implants?An implant is about the size of a tooth root, and it serves the same function. It is surgically implanted in the jawbone, providing a solid foundation for a dental restoration. Depending on the number of missing teeth, one or several dental implants may be needed.
The benefits of implantsTraditional bridges are fast and effective, but not without problems. The replacement tooth must be supported in some way. With a bridge, the support comes from other teeth, which serve as abutments.
Abutment teeth must be fitted with dental crowns, which involves removing a significant amount of tooth structure in preparation. Alteration to a healthy tooth is unfortunate. Additionally, a bridge will not slow or stop bone deterioration that typically follows tooth loss.
Dental implants are supported by the jawbone, so they do not require any tooth alteration. The biting force from the restoration is transferred to the bone, avoiding excess strain on teeth. The bone actually benefits from the stimulation because it mimics a tooth root. The stimulation triggers healthy cell development, preventing bone resorption.
- More stable than removable dentures
- Easier to clean than a fixed bridge
- Preserve bone health
- Permanent tooth replacement
- Replicates the anatomy of a natural tooth for optimal cosmetic and functional outcomes
- Convenient oral hygiene because implant supported restorations need the same care as natural teeth